Is Eric Hosmer Necessary if Alex Dickerson Can Come Back Strong?

February 3, 2018

It’s February, and in a most unprecedented turn of events, many of Major League Baseball’s biggest free-agents remain unsigned. This includes Eric Hosmer, whom the Padres have reportedly been pursuing the entire off-season. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported back in January that the Padres had made an offer to Hosmer of seven-years for less than $140 million. In a radio interview with The Mighty 1090 on January 16, Padres Executive…


Current Notes on “Trusting the Process”

January 19, 2018

There’s no denying that this off-season has left much to be desired – not only regarding the Padres, but across Major League Baseball. While actual transactions have seemed to be lacking, grandiose rumors have taken the city of San Diego by storm. At this point,the team may just enter into spring training without making any major moves. To some fans this would be a bad thing. Others will take a…


Should Steve Garvey’s Number be Unretired by Padres?

January 14, 2018

*It is an extremely slow offseason, so we bring you this updated piece originally written in February of 2017. October 6, 1984 is a date in San Diego sports history that will forever be cherished. It was game four of the National League Championship Series at Jack Murphy Stadium. The Chicago Cubs were leading the San Diego Padres two games to one, in a best of five series. For the…


Will Colin Rea Join the Rotation in 2018?

January 10, 2018

The San Diego Padres made (local) headlines last Friday, when it was announced that they had signed former top-of-the-rotation starter, Tyson Ross, to a minor league contract for the 2018 season. Mere hours later, members of Padres’ twitter collectively wondered if they had entered the Twilight Zone, when it was reported that the team had also reached a minor league agreement with another former Padre ace-like pitcher, Chris Young. The…


A Look at New Padres’ Pitcher Bryan Mitchell

December 29, 2017

The first two weeks of December were full of suspense for San Diego Padre’ fans. It started with the excitement of being finalists in the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes. Before there was enough time to process the disappointment of losing out on him to the Los Angeles Angels, the MLB Winter Meetings began. As is the annual tradition, rumors and reveries were flying until the team made its first major move…


Would it be the End of the World if the Padres Kept Chase Headley in 2018?

December 15, 2017

The Padres acquired former Padre Chase Headley and RHP Bryan Mitchell on Tuesday from the Yankees for Jabari Blash. Clearly, the team wanted to acquire a team-controlled pitcher with some potential, while washing their hands of Blash. In doing so, they also ended up taking on Chase Headley and his $13 million salary. The initial reaction of many was that the Padres had erred in this transaction. Why on earth…


Should the Padres Consider Signing Carlos Gonzalez?

December 1, 2017

Recently, hot stove talk regarding the San Diego Padres has taken a bit of a turn toward the extravagant. This morning, Jon Heyman with FanRag Sports wrote a piece entitled “Padres serious about interest in Eric Hosmer,” in which he asserts that the Padres are sincere about their desire to bring the 28-year-old first baseman to San Diego. This is on the heels of whispers about the Padres being realistic…


Could Wily Peralta be a bounce-back candidate for the Padres to sign in 2018?

November 18, 2017

Well, it seems that I haven’t learned my lesson after the Padres Twitter backlash that my last article received, in which I made the case that the team should bring back Tyson Ross in 2018. I know that many fans don’t want to read about the team picking up broken toys. It’s not sexy. I get it. I just can’t bring myself to write about the Padres signing Yu Darvish…


The San Diego Padres Should Bring Back Tyson Ross

November 10, 2017

It feels like the last time that Tyson Ross took the mound in a San Diego Padres uniform was ages ago. It was April 4, 2016. Ross was selected by the team to be the opening day starter for the first time in his career. He went up against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Padres fans knew that it would be an uphill battle against the three-time Cy…


Should the Padres Pursue Eduardo Nunez in Free Agency at SS?

November 4, 2017

The Houston Astros have won just the World Series, and the 2017 Major League Baseball season is officially in the books. Thursday morning, news of a five-year, $106 million deal between former Padre Justin Upton and the Los Angeles Angels was announced, firing up the hot stove chatter of the off-season. For Padres fans, this is the time of year where we all play the guessing game regarding what the…


PNO (Positives, Negatives, Outlook): Manuel Margot

October 23, 2017

The San Diego Padres spent their 2017 season in development for the future. It was an opportunity for the team to allow its first wave of young talent to take the field on a daily basis without the weight of too lofty of expectations. The team finished the season with a record of 71-91. Not impressive to the naked eye, but for a team that was supposed to win around…


Top Moments of the 2017 Season: Richard’s Complete Game Shutout

October 14, 2017

The afternoon home-game that took place on August 16 against the Philadelphia Phillies, was hands-down one of the top games of the Padres’ 2017 season, if not number one. The Friars sent Clayton Richard to the mound to see if he could lead the team to completing a three-game sweep of the series against the Phils. Indeed he did…in excellent fashion and with a little history-making help from Wil Myers….